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chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. the big story is the extreme heat. we are used to handling hot weather around here but this stuff is downright dangerous. in the last two days, d.c. fire and ems crews have seen a 25% increase in calls with about 300 people being if prance poured to the --- transported to the hospital each day. >>> when you walk outside at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning when we get ready to come to work and it is sweltering already, you just know that the rest of the day is going to be let's just call it challenging. >> when you get in the car, man, it is not pleasant. it will be a tough day, folks. we do have the excessive heat warping in effect. we have a code red air koala letter in effect from unhealthy air quale and it will just be problematic. you want to limit your time outdoors and stay indoors in air conditioning as much as you can. if the power is out at your house, go for a mall or movie theater or something like that. here we go. this is the excessive heat warping. it goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. this morning and will are main in effect for 10:00 p.m. tonight.
his name so big you can see it from outer space. this is not a joke. he had a construction crew carve his name in the sand of the island he owns. the letters are 1/2-mile high and of 2 miles long. they are so big the h and the first a have been made into waterways. he's worth an estimated $23 billion.  >>> some teenagers were put to the test today under the hot july sun. they're children of active duty military personnel. they got a taste of what their parents do. fox 5's beth parker takes us to boot camp. >> reporter: they're either in your face or watching you suffer. >> have you gotten yelled at today? >> twice actually. >> i've been yelled at a couple times. >> reporter: this is operation basic boot camp sponsored by the uso of metro washington. it's a one-day boot camp for kids with military parents. >> absolutely an aha thing. we all went oh, my gosh, this would be such a great idea. >> reporter: even for kids from military families this takes a little getting used to. >> yes, missy, and you won't get used to this. this is no picnic. this won't be an easy
. >>> and a big shake-up in the leadership of the d.c. council. council chairman kwame brown has reassigned committee chair appointments removing tommy wells as chairman of the transportation committee. the backlash has been strong with lots of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails coming in to support council member wells. we're told chairman kwame brown called wells to his office for an unusual meeting at 9:00 p.m. on monday. that's when wells got the news. he was out as head of public works and transportation and off the metro board. >> i was surprised and you know, that's part of where we are right now. >> political payback in your opinion or are you not willing to go that far? >> that's not what i'm focused on. >> council member wells will now take over the committee on parks and recreation. >>> turning to the economy, no deal yet but negotiators will meet again this afternoon despite the war of words heating up. the top senate republican is suggesting a way out. senate leader mitch mcconnell made the offer after speaker boehner and the president sou
incredible. it's almost 90 degrees at 10:00 at night. >> shawn, it feels like 108 degrees. that is the big part of this story, that humidity that is so incredible. now we are entering primetime. what we had before was the warm- up to what is going to be the real excessive heat and that gets going around our area tomorrow even hotter than today. 99 degrees at dulles, didn't break any records, but the records are real old am now we have an excessive heat -- old. now we have an excessive heat warning. let me show you the graphic. not only was that excessive heat warning expanded till 10:00 tonight, but it's in effect tomorrow and for saturday. we are looking at three more days of very high temperatures. check out some of the temperatures around the region. it's still 89 degrees we mentioned, most everybody still in the 80s. this is that cumulative effect we were talking about where the temperature just keeps getting warmer because we aren't cooling off at night. it's certainly here in the city with the pavement and concrete and the bricks retain that heat, but it's the heat index and humidity
has done this at the fair oak mall, tyson's uss carl vinson corner center and green big brother shopping center. police saw he preys on women in their teens and early 20s, distracts them in the store and cuts their bottoms and takes off. >>> a mount rainier police officer being held without bond now on attempted murder charges. prosecutors say gene gillette lured a man to his home. he shot the man several times. the defense argues gillette is the victim saying he shot in self-defense after the accuser tried to rob him. also revealed in court, the prosecution said gillette has done this before and his other case is currently under investigation. >>> in sports, redskins players arrive for training camp today at ashburn officially kicking off camp tomorrow but that will not include quarterback donovan mcnabb. >> as expected, he has been traded. the redskins and minnesota vikings have agreed to a deal. it is not official yet. an announcement is expected some time today. the skins will get a 2012 sixth round pick and a conditional pick in the following year. >> they also got jabar ga
now. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big story this morning, the fourth of july celebration. >> a huge crowd expected to head out to the national mall for the annual holiday concert and fireworks. fox 5's sarah simmons is live there with the details. >> good morning. the storms that rolled through here has put them somewhat behind as they are trying to make prep rigs down here on the national mall for the big fourth of july celebration. so it is going to be another hot one on this fourth of july. so there are a lot of things that people need to know if they are coming down here in order to prepare. there will be tens of thousands of people down here as there usually is. public access to the mall is not going to begin until 10:00 this morning. so people will able to get in. a lot of the locals that we have talked about -- or talked with have said they would stay away from here. if any of you do plan on going, the u.s. park serve us says they really emphasize they do not want people to drive. they want folk to take metro. so here is
on traffic. >> stop waking people up. they have a big day ahead of them. be quiet out there. brandywine road at floral park road, still dealing with a wreck. they have requested a tow truck to come out to the scene. as you travel 95 southbound, to the left your screen, after dumfries, we've got reports of an overturned vehicle in the median. done appear to be causing too much in the way of delays. 355 shut down near the white splint mall because of a building fire -- near the white flint mall because of a building fire. 66 heavy in manassas. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> we have some breaking news of a shooting in northern virginia this morning. we are told that fairfax county police shot and killed a suspect who was holding a gun. they ordered him to drop the gun but he refused. it happened on kendra way in centerville sometime after 1:00 this morning. we will have more details on that shooting later this hour. >>> in springfield, the search continues for a man police say murdered his elderly far, 75- year-old gary hanson was found shot to death in his home on tuesday. p
. >> the mcconnell can is kicking the can down the road. the american people send us here to make big tough choices. they didn't send us here to set up a commission, give the president veto power. that's not what they sent us to do. >> it could pass the democratic controlled senate but faces a tougher fight in the republican house. >> a new group created in the wake of the financial meltdown officially launches this week. the consumer financial protection bureau begins oversight and regulatory work on thursday. president obama is expected to nominate former ohio attorney general richard correspondence dough ray to lead the agency. he currently serves as the director of enforcement. the bureau was formed to enact what president obama calls the strongest consumer protectses in our nation's history. >> some big names are coming to the white house today. president obama will meet with warren buffet and bill and melinda gates to get an update on the giving pledge. it's a promise by some of the wealthiest people in america to give most of their weal
with big name brands like jeep. they say their business model isn't based solely on booking trips but more on hyper targeted ads. >> in the future, maybe as more people know the wander fly name, as more people trust it, maybe it will sort of lean a little more towards booking at that point. but right now, we are working more with brands and advertisers. >> reporter: in new york, i'm christina scotty. >>> 5:00 straight up right now. wouldn't that be some nice relief, a little water out there to cool you down although they might not like you jumping in the fountain this morning. you might want to. 86degrees on this friday morning. thank you for being with us nice and early. 5:00 a.m. right now. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i just got back from outside so i can verify that it is extremely hot outside. >> yeah. nothing like starting the day at 5:00 in the morning at 86 degrees with a heat index of 90. it will be a tough day. you all know that at this point. good morning. let's jump right in and show you the forecast for today and what is happening r
pulled the trigger and the gun he used in that apartment. >> we just heard the big boom, like a big shot. so my son came in the house, i got shot, it hurtsism took him upstairs and just cleaned the wound. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was taken to children's hospital but his wounds are not considered life-threatening. police did question the shooter's parents as well as those who had access to the apartment trying to figure out just who owns this gun because, in maryland, it is illegal to leave a loaded firearm in some place where an unsupervised child under the age of 16 could get their hand on it. that is the latest here in palmer park. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an update now on the corruption scandal in prince george's county. county council woman leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she needed guilty yesterday admitting that when her husband, then county executive jack johnson, called on her, she followed his instructions to plush a $100,000 developers check down the toil the the and hid more than $79,000 in cash in her undergarments. >> i made a mistake for which i to
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>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 on top of the big stories tonight. a talented but troubled singer silenced for ever. amy winehouse found dead at home. the entertainment world mourns as details emerge about the investigation. the psychiatrist murdered in northern virginia and police say a patient pulled the trigger. left with no ac in the middle of our heat wave. residents of a dc apartment complex say despite complaints, they had to sweat it out the last few days. a lot to get through tonight, but we're going to start off with the extreme heat. thanks for joining us at 10:00, i'm lee thomas. we are wrapping up another record setting day of triple digit temperatures. and right now, we are still hovering around the 90-degree mark. fox 5 is in the weather center. ken, we are all on the same page on this one, hoping the heat wave is behind us now. >> i think we are. we are not quite out of the clear. now we will get a little bit cooler, but just relatively speaking and i'm only speaking a few degrees. but we still have the he
very much. now to our top story. the search is on for a big fix. a critical meeting at the white house this morning could defuse the debt crews. >> appears both sides may be giving, with the president reportedly willing to put social security on the table. good morning, doug. >> reporter: good morning. it's not clear how they'll get there, but democrats and republicans are looking for a grand bargain. pennsylvania avenue isn't exactly the vegas strip. they might as well have tables and dealers set up there today, because the stakes have never been higher. president obama and his twitter town hall meeting yesterday said the situation is dire if congress doesn't agree to let him borrow and spend more money. >> interest rates could go up and it could cause a whole new spiral into a second recession or worse. >> reporter: the president may continue to back something in the neighborhood of $4 trillion in deficit cuts or for 12 years in exchange for more borrowing now. though the math gets a little fuzzy. his ideas will include, according to the "washington post," big cuts in medicare and so
of here. we'll have high pressure build inform the big cringe today will be the humidity at least for a day or two. it will be on the decrease. lots of sunshine, less humid, # 2 and a little morning fog across the area. more details on the forecast. 92 and a little morning -- 92 and a little morning fog across the area. >>> eleven residents exposed to carbon monoxide were taken to the hospital. none are in critical condition. >>> president barack obama addressed the nation last night and right after that, house speaker john boehner spoke before the cameras. congress remains gridlocked on a deal to avoid a threatened default one week from today. we'll get more on the two plans being offered by republicans and democrats. >>> more calls for d.c. council member harry thomas, jr. to step down. he is accused of taking funds meant for kids and using it for his own pleasure. on friday, thomas agreed to repay $3 $300,000 back to the city. late last night, tommy wells issued a statement saying he believes thomas should quit the council. >>> the nf almost's four and a half month long lockou
. >>> and big news in the same- sex marriage debate. new york city is preparing for an influx of couples to say i do starting this sunday. but every couple would wants to tie the knot that day may not get the chance. we'll tell you why the city is holding a license lottery.  >>> the taliban denying that their leader is dead. a spokesman for the taliban said there is no truths to the reports that mullah omar died. >>> the shuttle atlantis set to land tomorrow in florida. the final mission in that is' 30-year shuttle program. atlantis undocked from the international space station yesterday. the crew delivered a year's worth of supplies to the station. we'll carry the landing live tomorrow right here on fox 5. >>> starting sunday, scene of the accident couples in new york will legally be allowed to tie the knot. but so many people want to get married the city had to institute a lottery for the licenses. legally, these couples need a clerk to process their license and i judge to waive the normal 24-hour waiting period. the mayor says the clerk's office can only handle so many applications, 764
. >> big events just about the get under way at manassas national battlefield sarah good morning. >> good morning. ♪ [ music ] >> you can hear in the background the u.s. marine corps band just over here behind me they are getting ready for governor mcdonald who will be here expected to speak 9:15 a.m. for this momentous occasion there will be events happening not only today but throughout the weekend as well there will be different demonstrations in different areas going on as you are there in old town manassas i want to talk with bob with the washington post who recollects is very much a civil -- who is very much a civil war buff himself. >> that's right. >> let's tell people where we are. where we are is at the visitors center which happens to be henry hill talk about the significance of that people may not know. >> henry hill was the center piece of the first battle of manassas also culled bull run where the battle was decided on this hill it also played an important role in the second manassas commemorating 13 months from now >> i know you also wrote in your column talking about th
-- since we spoke at 10:00. it's 91 now, not a good sign. the big headline is we do this again tomorrow. check out our high temperatures today, 102 at national. that was within 1 degree of the record. we shattered that record at dulles, an all time high for dulles, 106 at bwi with 107 at the inner harbor of baltimore. we do want to warn you saturday is also going to be really hot. it might not get to 102, but we'll probably get to 100 or 101 degrees and it's all about that humidity as you know. check out the heatwave. we've still got the heat dome on top of us centered across the east coast even as far north as maine there were triple digit temperatures today. tomorrow we'll be right back inside the heat dome and we want you to be ready for not only the triple digit heat, but the fact it will feel like it's about 115 degrees. today we actually had a heat index of 120. that's the most humid day we've had since july 16th, 1980. check out temperatures. at 11:00 we're at 91 in the city, almost everyone else in the 80s. that's the only place at 91. that's typical of the city to stay hotter,
, pretty big ones too up towards cleveland and chicago and some of that is going to make its way into the washington area during the course of the day today. not perfectly sunny conditions expected today as we'll kind of be partly to mostly cloudy for much of the day. let's do temperatures now. overnight, falling back to the 60s. nice morning in martinsburg. here in washington, we are a little warmer. we are holding on to the heat again, 79 in downtown washington. open up for you a little bit. cloud cover and rain holding temperatures down in maces like pittsburgh. we are at 70 and 74 in chicago. here is your forecast. mostly cloudy. could be some showers during the course of the day. 91 your daytime high and we are in for a lot of heat starting tomorrow. >> thank you. >>> let's check in with julie wright. what is going on? >> well, it is not so bad right now. you will find lanes are open in each direction traveling to and from the wilson bridge. the trip northbound on i-95 this morning for you guys working your way out of dale city and headed up towards the capital beltway, rice
of the thunderstorm activity is well back out to the northwest. i want to take you back up here to minneapolis, big thunderstorms moving through tonight. minneapolis today for a high temperature was 99 degrees, lots of heat out in the nation's midsection. these thunderstorms, though, out ahead of a cold front that's really going to come through here on sunday and it's going to bring us some thunderstorms. i don't think it's going to be anything like that, but it will bring us at least a chance of some showers and thunderstorms sunday evening into sunday night and it's looking now like it will push to the south and we're doing pretty good now with the forecast for july the 4th, but again a lot of big heat out in the central plains. dallas was 98, wichita 103, omaha 97 and there's minneapolis, high today of 99 degrees, st. louis is 96 as is little rock and i think we'll feel closer to that tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon. still 79 in town, gaithersburg 66, manassas the same and a little cooler back out there for martinsburg and winchester, too. how about that 4th of july forecast? what we can expect
of cooling station as cross our region on myfoxdc.com. >>> the heat also a big concern in manassas and prince william county as thousands of people are expected to visit there to mark the 150th anniversary of the first battle of manassas. last night, fire officials from all over prince william county were briefed on the emergency measures in place for the commemmoration. emergency personnel teams will be fanned out cooling and medical tents will be set up and even some sees crewers will be riding bikes. the commemmoration goes on despite the heat. we'll take you live you out to the manassas starting at 6:00 a.m. with a big show we have planned for the 150th anniversary. steve, stony and tucker are there. i will also be heading out to the battlefield this morning. you want to stay tuned for that. >>> police are hooking for a man they say murdered his elderly far. 75-year-old gary hanson was found shod to death in his springfield home on tuesday. they are trying to find his son, richard hanson. if you have any information about this case, police want you to give them a call. >>> a search is un
to getting football back. that's what we want. we want to get started with football. >> it's not a big deal if we miss two or three days of training camp. it's not a big deal if it pushes into a week. the big deal is we get it right, that we don't have to worry about this for an extended period of time. i can't in any way, shape or form see us missing football. >> and this from former redskin current pittsburgh steeler ryan clark on twitter tonight. the owners want you to believe that they have been extremely fair everywhere and this is their olive branch to finalize it. media, mind games. >>> nfl canceled its hall of fame game between st. louis and chicago scheduled for august 7th in canton, ohio. the hall of fame induction ceremonies will still take place august 6th and former skins linebacker chris hamburger will be enshrined. >>> rennae stubbs and the kastles with the chance to go 4- 0 in regular season hosting the philadelphia freedom. first up mixed doubles, the kastles, pays and stubbs in the far side and they get the first point. in men's doubles pays finishes it strong and take th
there are numerous events taking place over a big region you have camp ma naysays set up here. >>> tomorrow morning starting 10:00 a.m., museum old town manasses all the way the liberia house where lincoln and davis head quartered during 150 years ago that parade will take place through old town going from the museum to liberia house then baseball games. baseball games of the 1860s those are different than today's. >> no steroids. >> that we know of. >>> it was all undermanned and you ran to third not first -- under handed and you ran to third not first. and the pitcher put the ball where the batter wanted it to be so they could hit it. >> guys in general the cut is at the performing art center tomorrow night there is a lot taking place. and then of course we have the blue and grey ball saturday night, starting about 5:30 p.m. old town ma naoses. >> right behind us patrick gore man who played general hood is here with us this morning in the period atore looks like he is getting -- attire looks like he is getting ready to hear some music. mayor i know traffic is a concern if a lot of folks want to c
this afternoon and tonight in parts of the area with the big storms developing. 77 at reagan national. here's the forecast. good news with the clouds around, temperatures will be in the mid 80s. bad news the showers and thunderstorms developing some with heavy rain. >>> all right sir. thank you very much. get more later. we're going to get traffic with julie in a moment. but first the closing open the vw parkway. >> it was shutdown earlier because of the carjacking and we get more now from sherri ly. what do you have? >> reporter: well, right now, there's some good news to report as you can see right behind me, we've got traffic moving again along 50 and vw parkway. 295. and kenilworth. everything is reopened. of course it was a traffic nightmare earlier this morning. cars being diverted around this carjacking. we're being told that a suspect in a carjacking from anne arundel county bailed out around 295 around kenilworth and that was shutdown and then access from new york avenue headed eastbound on to 50 there on the ramp was shutdown. we saw a number of cars just parked right there on new
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measures in place for the commemmoration as well as two other big events in the county this weekend. >> the fire and rescue units will be operating on several different sites. >> reporter: the assistant chief says his department has been planning for these events for over a year now. heat was something they've been preparing for. >> you plan for the worst and hope for the best. so yes, we have considered it. we were hoping that it wouldn't happen but it is coming. >> reporter: emergency personnel teams will be fanned out. cooling medical stepts will be set up. even some rescuers will be riding bikes. still, officials hope those who plan to spend hour in the extreme heat will do their best to keep cool n. and hydrate often. >> i'm very concerned with the heat. of a had problems the last few years with heat and getting too dehydrated. so yeah, i'm very concerned. >> by the way, there is a race at the old dominion speedway this weekend as well. it is expected to draw thousands to help people. nearby fire departments are stepping up to assist over the next days. >>> there is still plent
everybody going across the bay bridge right now. it's nice along the shore as well. big heat. this has been building the last couple of days. let's look to st. louis, because i like the look back at st. louis. this is probably where we're going to be tomorrow. 90 degrees for a high temperature. i think they maxed out at 90 for a high today, but always good in this type of situation. look to st. louis. it's usual usually pretty indicative of what we're going to have the next day. wichita, 103, hope we have nothing like that. a little cooler in the central plains there. there's a little cooler air mass that's going to try to make a run for us. what about jowl the fourth around here? >> what we can expect this weekend. we know it's going to get hotter. that's been the trend. much more humidity coming in sunday, sot so much tomorrow, but sunday you'll feel it muggy out there. and with the front coming down on sunday, storms likely all across the area. we need the rain, though, and looks like that will be later on into the afternoon and into the evening. we still think there's a possibility for
local mall and police think it may be connected to similar cases. first, back to the morning's big story. we were jut talking about the debt debate in business beat. we'll break down the latest proposal from both sides of the aisle when fox 5 morning news continues. -- we were just talking about the debt debate in business beat.  >>> if you are having problems paying your mortgage or you are afraid economic hard times may put your home in jeopardy, make sure and join us tomorrow morning. fox 5 is hosting a phone bank all morning from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with experts from the emergency mortgage assistance program. that is administered by the maryland department of housing and community development. they will have answers on all kind of mortgage issues. if you live in virginia or the district, they can also refer to you organizations that can help in your area as well. >>> let's check with tucker as we take a look outside. starting to see the sun coming up this morning. going to see a lot of it today. >> bright sunshine expected throughout the day and you ca
it or not as big of distraction as he was albert haynesworth might be on the redskins roster this year. >> as a betting man, i will not take that wager. the odds are against me. it took 4 1/2 month. who get the better deal? >> the owners received 53% of the revenue of the $9 billion bonus, players 47%. last year it was closer to 50/50. so the owners are getting more of the revenue share this year. players got new work rules, a shortened offseason workout program expected to result in fewer injuries and they also got better health benefits including more than 1 billion for post career injuries. >> important as well. dave feldman tonight. >>> 150 years ago it was a battleground in the civil war. now it's the subject of a different kind of fight. ahead on the news edge why are preservationists angry about a highway plan that's barely rolling? >>> and check some of the other stories in the rundown. the news edge at 11:00 will be right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> the news edge on maryland, a baby from baltimore back with his mother after disappea
with our big story, the heat wave. it has already proved to be deadly in other parts of the country. the national weather service says the hot weather is to blame for 13 deaths nationwide since last week. people who work outdoors are being reminded to take breaks and drink lots of water. >>> pepco says you should conserve energy during the middle of the day when air conditioners will be working the hardest. set your thermostat at 78 degrees. >>> good morning. i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's get a check on the weather with the very hot tucker barnes, hot as in everybody is kind of hot. not that kind of hot. >> today won't be the worst of it. it will probably be the best of it as we'll only be in the mid- 90s for afternoon highs. look out, here come the 100s. could be an isolated storm later today, 94 degrees. we are still talking triple digits starting tomorrow. all those details in just a minute. back to you. >> thank you very much, tucker barnes. >>> we are following some breaking news right now in arlington where arlington county police officer is seriously
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